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  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Request an Appointment

    New Patients

    336-716-WAKE

    Returning Patients

    336-713-4500

  • Additional Information

    Location
    7th Floor Ardmore Tower
    Medical Center Blvd
    Winston Salem, NC 27157

    Referring Providers
    If you are a provider making a referral, or wish to speak to with one of our providers, please call 336-713-4500



Your Visit to the Hypertension Clinic

What to Expect

  • We will review of all of your child’s medical records, including their birth history, medical history, family history and medicines 
  • We will collect urine and blood tests
  • We will arrange images of your child's their heart, kidneys and other organs
  • We may arrange an ambulatory blood pressure monitor study 
  • We will discuss your child’s individual hypertensive condition and their risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease
  • You will meet with our nutritionist to discuss what your child likes to eat and what sports or physical activities they like to do
  • We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that includes lifestyle counseling (eating healthier and being more physically active) and may include medicine to lower blood pressure to a safe level
  • We will share details of your child's visit with their referring provider

    What We Offer

    • Comprehensive lab and imaging tests including kidney function, urine protein, uric acid, cholesterol levels, kidney ultrasounds, and heart ultrasounds (echocardiograms) to fully evaluate for specific causes of hypertension, ongoing organ damage or other medical problems related to hypertension
    • Ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) studies that record blood pressures over a full day at home to better understand what your child’s true blood pressure is. ABPM is a unique, comprehensive and cutting-edge test that greatly enhances our ability to care for our patients with hypertension
    • Easy-to-understand lifestyle counseling with our nutritionist to help patients and their families get more exercise and eat healthier. Each plan is tailored to the individual patient and their family
    • Home/school/office blood pressure measuring plan by working with the patient, family, referring provider and school

    Treatment of Related Disorders

    • Overweight and obesity
    • Kidney diseases and protein in the urine (proteinuria)
    • High uric acid (hyperuricemia)
    • Low vitamin D (vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency)
    • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
    • Hypertension-related heart changes (left ventricular hypertrophy)
    • Fatty liver (hepatic steatosis)

    Collaboration with Additional Clinics

    State-of-the-Art Tests

    • Carotid intima-media thickness
    • Pulse wave velocity/augmentation index
    • Nailfold capillaroscopy
    • Autonomic function (heart rate variability, baroreflex sensitivity)

    • Pediatric Nephrology
    • Request an Appointment

      New Patients

      336-716-WAKE

      Returning Patients

      336-713-4500

    • Additional Information

      Location
      7th Floor Ardmore Tower
      Medical Center Blvd
      Winston Salem, NC 27157

      Referring Providers
      If you are a provider making a referral, or wish to speak to with one of our providers, please call 336-713-4500